Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Gemsicles & Pearls

The tour still continues and now that we’ve gotten the beauty preparations out of the way, it’s time to move down the fashion lane. What if you were to combine your birthstone with crystals? Or, what if you had an old family heirloom that you wanted to rock on your wedding day? The two ladies that I know can make anything into your most memorable gift, is located in the great blue seas of gemsicles. The creators of Gemsicles Kim and Abby incorporate flowers, nature, crystals, gemstones and all things sparkly and pretty in our pieces.

 

Here is a glimpse of my White Opal Earrings:

Swarovski® Crystal Rhinestones: 8mm White Opal chaton crystals
Size: 1-1/8 inch long

Plating: Gold

The earrings is light weight and dainty for the most sophisticated moments and when you the inner boss in you has to shine. Gemsicles prides themselves in making memorable and timeless pieces that will not only make the coronations in your life magical, but will leave your heart full of everlasting joy.

The perfect hair accessory a freshwater pearl inside a limpet shell, holds any hair in place without taking away from your natural beauty.

 

Here is a video showing off my exciting spring day, while I rock my Gemsicles earrings and hair accessory:

To purchase more of these products from their “Crystal Statement Pieces” using the coupon code GEM10 to save 10%! visit:https://www.etsy.com/shop/Gemsicles to see and purchase beauty staple pieces for the spring and summer.

 

XoXo,

Danna

Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Natural Makeup Looks Made with Shea Butter 101

The Mother’s Day tour continues! First we talked about skincare, but what about the  glam effect? Yes ladies, makeup will be the finishing touches to our whole look. We all have used name brand makeup lines, but the side effects of using makeup with chemicals will leave you with dry and weak skin that will be needing more moisture than usual. Do you find that your skin is dry after using makeup? Do you have to use more moisturizer?

If your answer is yes, then I have the best products that will hopefully cure all of your problems. ButterSoftBeauty creates skincare products made with natural oils and leaves your skin feeling moisturized after cleansing. Here is a list of all the ingredients and a video demonstrating for each product.

 

Luminizing Gold Beauty Butter:

Have you used face highlighters or makeup contours? The Body Luminizer is a natural highlighter that provides the same look you crave and locks in hydrating oils from the shea butter with each use. My shade is Gold and there is so many shades for you to choose from at the butter soft beauty shop!

Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Babassu oil (Orbignya Oleifera), Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Lecithin (Soy Derived), Candelilla (Persea Gratissima) Wax, Argan (Argania Spinosa) Oil, Squalane (derived from Olive Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Titanium Dioxide, Mica (with Magnesium Myristate), Silica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil

 

Lip Glosses:

RADIANT RED & CRANBERRY:

Last but not least, the lip colors!! You will see me use both of these lip colors in the video. Personally, I love the radiant red lip color. This lip color is a mild red lip stain and works well with my skin tone. I believe when it comes to lip colors, you should choose any color that you love, but it’s important to use natural lip glosses that will not only provide you with moisture, but long-lasting nutritional benefits.

The Cranberry lip gloss is a burgundy/cherry color and I would consider this for a more nighttime look. The scents of the lip glosses is not so strong, in fact they hardly smell at all. The texture is very potent with the thickness of shea butter, so you will be good to go for the whole day!

Ingredients: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Babassu oil (Orbignya Oleifera), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Soy Butter (soya beans), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Glycerin, Soy Lecithin, Cetyl Alcohol, Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera), Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa), Squalane, Tocopherol (vitamin e), Titanium dioxide, Iron Oxides, Sericite Mica (treated with Magnesium Myristate), Mica, carmine

Here is a video review demonstrating my beauty time in the Bathroom:

To purchase more of these products visit : Please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/ButterSoftBeauty to see more natural makeup products that you can use on your skin and lips!
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XoXo,

Danna

Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Shop Green Joy

The season of celebrating mothers worldwide may be over, but why do we need a holiday when Mother’s Day is everyday! Yes indeed, here at True Vivant, we will be celebrating Mother’s Day until June 4th. My initial plan was to make May the official month, so it looks like June will make it’s home on my blog. Moving on, I am here to give you the best hidden skincare and health secrets that I’ve recently discovered over the whole month of April and May. This is going to be a long list of goodies, so you better get a plain sheet of paper and a good pen, because you wouldn’t want to miss anything.

 

Our first stop on our Tour De Vivant is Shop Green Joy!!! Seriously mama’s this shop has everything from Skincare products, lip care and personal decor to make your mom cave a Queen’s Paradise.

Here we go!

P.S. The Snowflake Gift Soap is personal favorite!! This soap lathers and has a very light scent. If you love lavender or rosehip essential oils infused in your bar soaps, then you will love this snowflake gift soap.

*All of the products in the post are samples.

1. Shea Balm

The first on our list is a Natural Shea Balm. If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that I’m completely in love with Shea Butter. Lucky, this shea balm from Shop Green Joy is very smooth and based on the smell, I believe it has a hint of citrus oils. The texture doesn’t have any lumps like normal shea butter, so during the application process, I don’t think you will have any problems.

 

2.Chocolate Balm

The Chocolate Balm is a semi thick lip balm that glides on very easy. You will see me use this sample in the video below. The sweet scent of chocolate and cocoa butter is a unique combination that I didn’t know would make a great mixture, but this is hands down my favorite product. This product is natural and takes only 3 seconds to evaporate within your skin. SIMPLY DELICIOUS!

Contains natural ingredients of chocolate (cocoa butter and cocoa mass) and bee products, without preservatives and dyes, safe for children.

 

3.Soft Soap Lavender Jam Soap Beldi

The lavender jam soap is one word “Convenient”. Just one swipe on my washcloth and I was out of the shower in 2 minutes. Ok, I normally like to take longer showers, but making doctors appointments or running out to the grocery store requires a thick soap that will cover every area code. If you’re a mom on the go this will be your new best friend. Believe me!

 

4.Herbal Face Toner

Other than the Lavender Jam, the herbal face toner is like having dozens of herbs and essential oils in one spray bottle. After you enjoy a luxurious bath, simply spray the herbal toner all over you face and body and enjoy your day. You can even use this spray for your body acne just so you know!

 

5.Ubtan Ayurvedic

The perfect 1 minute spa treatment, before the kids and the hubby wakes up. Perfectly cleanses, exfoliates and tones the skin without stripping the skin of it natural oils. All of the ingredients are natural and will truly give you ageless skin. Yes, I know I’m young, but there is not better time to start naturally preserving the skin while it’s still youthful.

Ingredients: moroccan volcanic clay – ghassoulite, elite yellow clay, carob powder, natural spices: turmeric, cinnamon, clove, ginger, ayurvedic herb – bringaradj, amla powder.

How to use:

-Dilute with water;
-apply the paste on the face and body;
– let it dry;
-wash off in the shower.

You can use a special massage or loofah to enhance exfoliation.

 

6.Soap Nut Shampoo

In my last post, I talked about shampoo bars and it’s nutritional properties.  So I guess were back at it again! The soap nut shampoo is infused with natural oils that will keep your skin feeling refreshed during this dry and hot summer weather. It has a somewhat earthy scent, infused with geranium essential oil. A.K.A. Rose Oil.

Materials: organic oils, sodium hydroxide, powder soap nut

 

7.Ayurvedic Shampoo Shikakay Babassu

The finally little piece of heaven is the Ayurvedic Shampoo Shikakay Babassu! The bar shampoo is moisturizing and really made my hair feel healthy. To be honest, since I have natural hair, shampoo bars makes load light when it comes to really washing my hair without having to spend almost 5 minutes. Defiantly is a must try!

Ingredients: powdered beans shikakay; Moroccan volcanic clay-ghassoulite, carob, babassu oil; lactic acid; complex of fruit acids, cinnamon, essential oil of cinnamon leaves, detergents from coconut oil.

Here is a video of me demonstrating the benefits of each product:

To purchase more of these products visit : ShopGreenJoy for more Mother’s Day Gift Idea’s.
XoXo,
Danna

 

 

 

Vital Nutrients for True Living: Sun Warrior Review

What does health mean to you? The definition of the word “Health” means :the state of being free from illness or injury. To be honest, making the decision of  living a healthier lifestyle is not easy as it seem. Most of us don’t have the luxury of affording a healthy lifestyle, let alone enjoying the interesting flavors of plant based living. I have asked these same question to myself too, will I be able to afford this new lifestyle, along with finding delicious alternatives. Here is a little story of how I found my answers.  One night, after a long day of trying to make all of my classes, I noticed a difference in my appetite.

In fact, I hardly want to eat anything, if you’ve been following my blog, you will see that my diet has gone from poultry to tofu. *Just a Tip: Depending on your grocery store, tofu is an inexpensive way of transitioning from eating meat. This was my first step to becoming a vegan, but I still needed help with boosting my energy and satisfying my hunger on a daily basis. Thankfully my new friends at Sun Warrior guided me to a plant based lifestyle, without the stress of experimenting by myself. Let me tell you, I have tried so many protein products and instead of satisfying my appetite, I ruined it!  Well enough of my sad story, here is my new plant based road map  thanks to Sun Warrior.

 

 

Products Featured:
Sol Good Protein Bar:Salted Caramel
Classic Chocolate Shake- Sample
Classic Vanilla Shake- Sample
Warrior Blend Mocha- Sample
Immune Shield-Sample Packet

 

Sol Good Protein Bar:Salted Caramel

The first soldier on the battlefield  is the Sol Good Protein Bar! Honestly, this protein bar taste like a salted caramel candy, while still offering nutritional benefits.  I’ve tried protein bars  in the passed, but the flavors were terrible, the only ingredient that stood out was the protein powder. Those past experiences left a bad taste in mouth, but the Sol Good Protein Bar changed my mind. The chewy caramel texture and grated sea salt made my snack time, dessert time instead. Besides the delicious flavor, this bar also satisfies my hunger and keeps me full for a good hour.

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the  Sol Good Protein Bar:

Nutritional Information

 

Classic Chocolate Shake- Sample

My nickname for the Classic Chocolate Shake is “Cold Cocoa”. In the video below, I will be talking about my personal chocolatier moment. Moving on, the chocolate shake is my favorite other than the Mocha flavor. The smooth texture almost made me forget that I was even drinking a shake, and the natural sweeteners made this experience effortless.  Here is what I say ” If the shake is hard to enjoy, find another alternative”.  This is my number 1# Recommendation in the Classic Plus Collection.

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the  Classic Chocolate Shake:

Nutritional Information.

 

Classic Vanilla Shake- Sample

We’re almost halfway through the Tour de Classic Plus! So far you’ve got gist of how plant based living can be flavorful, instead of the bland protein powder taste. The Classic Vanilla is the definition of  organic nutrients, because of the rich taste of fresh vanilla bean. Usually if you’ve tried vanilla shakes, there is a visible protein dust or some substance that makes the drinking process a nightmare. Honestly, this has been the story of my life with other vanilla shakes. If your a lover of vanilla, then this is your match. Be sure to watch the video below to hear my commentary about the Classic Vanilla Shake.

 

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the Classic Vanilla Shake:

Nutritional Information

 

 

Warrior Blend Mocha Shake- Sample

Without a doubt the best shake in this whole review. You will hear my full review in the video, because I will be in the kitchen making the actual shake. Are you a student, working mom, vegan, fitness goer, or adventurer? Sun Warrior Products are convenient to accompany you on your journey, because they understand your busy schedule.

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the Warrior Blend Mocha Shake:

Nutritional Information

 

Immune Shield-Sample Packet

The season for itchy eyes, dry throats, and sneezing is here,  SPRING! Sun Warrior doesn’t only create products for the purpose of fitness and hunger satisfying, but they also support the window to our bodies overall health, which is the immune system. The Immune Shield is a clear liquid that doesn’t have a flavor, and you can mix it with your  favorite juice. Natural silver is the reason why I haven’t been sick for 3 an a half years now, especially since I have a breathing difficulties due to my asthma. These natural remedies helps me to be my best and I hope you will share in these benefits too.

Here is the Nutrition Facts for the Immune Shield:

Nutritional Information

Here is my video tutorial for Sun Warrior’s Shakes and Protein Bar:

To purchase more of these products visit : https://sunwarrior.com/ to see more of their protein shake flavors, vitamins, protein bars, and much more!

 

XoXo,

Danna

🌸 A Cure for Bad Hair Days! Bibi Soaps

Ok, ladies do have bad hair days? Of course you do, every women in America have had moments. Then again, all you need is water and shampoo to tame the beast. As a naturalista, I find that having a hair system makes those bad hair days disappear. No you shouldn’t take comb to it right away, instead hop in the shower and grab the miracle shampoo bar. Bibi Soaps is my go to store for getting my hair and body renewed. This company models the word simplicity and that’s how life should be. As a women, we shouldn’t have to feel bad for  having a bad hair day, instead wash it with their Shampoo Bar.

 

Here is The Shampoo Bar:

The shampoo bar goes right the scalp and provided a deep moisturizing experience that will loosen the tangled knots. After submerging my hair with water, I rubbed the shampoo bar into my scalp and that’s all she wrote. My hair was moisturized, shiny, and soft. I would definitely recommend this shampoo bar to anyone, because this bar works well for all hair types. Hair types isn’t an issue this time, so what are you waiting for? Below is the organic ingredients in the shampoo bar:

Avocado oil, organic Olive oil, shikakai, amla, reetha and several others.

 

 

Here is my video review for Bibi’s  Shampoo Bar:

 

 

To purchase more of these products visit : http://bibisoaps.com/ and get beautified with their new body butters!

XoXo,

Danna